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Ecological Studies on the Revegetation Process of Surface Coal Mined Areas in North Dakota. 1. Executive Summary.
NTIS: PB/83-171322 :35 pages
This report, the first in a series of 13, provides a summary of 11 major topics on which individual reports have been prepared. The topics include (1) nature of coal mine spoils, topsoils, and unmined soils; (2) influence of macro- and microclimate on biomass; (3) plant production on spoils and topsoils; (4) prediction of aboveground biomass from plant cover; (5) mineral composition of plants; (6) controlled environment studies on plant growth response; (7) microbial communities; (8) water chemistry and organism diversity of catchbasins; (9) vegetation and soil development on abandoned sites; (10) vegetation and soil development on topsoiled sites; and (11) viability and diversity of seed banks. Based on these investigations, general conclusions and some recommendations are presented.
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University of North Dakota
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